tsu•na•mi: a very high, large wave in the ocean that is usually caused by an earthquake that can cause great destruction when it reaches land.
This name works for the Tantus vibrating dildo for more than one reason.
The first, and most apparent, is that it actually resembles a series of waves. One ridge just rolling into the next.
The second reason, which is not apparent until you start thrusting, is that there will be waves of pleasure washing over you for quite some time.
How to use it
This vibrating dildo can be used vaginally or anally because it has a nice, thick, anal-safe base that also makes it harness compatible. The base is important when considering a dildo for anal use, because it keeps it from potentially traveling too far inside your body. The premium Tantus silicone used for all their toys makes this good for use in either orifice because it can be fully sterilized and used for both or for sharing between partners.
The Tsunami comes with a small silver vibrating bullet in the base. I think it is weak and recommend you ditch it. If you like internal vibrations, I recommend replacing the bullet with a We-Vibe Salsa or Tango. They are similar in size to the original bullet but much stronger and deeper vibrations, which travel well through the Tantus silicone. Or, you could do like I do ( I don’t get much stimulation from internal vibrations), and skip the insertable bullet all together and use said bullet on my clitoris while I thrust with the Tsunami– just use it as a regular dildo.
What’s it made from?
The Tsunami is made from the high-quality, glossy silicone one comes to expect from Tantus. It is available in three colors: Strawberry (what I have), Purple Haze (lighter purple), and Midnight Purple (dark purple). I can only speak to the Strawberry color, but it is very pretty; a hot pink color with a sheen to it. It is sparkly and very pretty.
This particular silicone is glossy and has a lot of drag to it. It is kind of sticky. It attracts a lot of hair and lint and should be washed before every use to get the fuzz off. The issue of drag during use can be smoothed out with a little bit of lubricant. I recommend water-based lube but some higher-quality silicone lubricants can also be used. I recommend spot-testing the lube in an inconspicuous spot, like on the base, before using it for insertion. Some silicone lubricants react with silicone toys and you do not want that to happen.
The design of this toy really does resemble a row of waves rolling in to shore. It has a slightly tapered tip and then goes into the luscious ridges that caressed my g-spot to orgasm. I assume it would do the same for the p-spot, but being a female bodied reviewer, I cannot attest to that. I have not tried it anally yet because there is so much texture going on that it intimidates me a little bit. Even if I were to try it anally though, I could not vouch for its ability to stimulate the prostate.
There are three ridges, or waves, and it is ever so slightly curved to really get right on the g-spot. Below the final ridge is a smooth neck about 1? long before going into the flared base. The backside of the toy also has some more shallow ridges to add stimulation.
Length (insertable): 6 1/2″
I thought I would love this toy because its ridges reminded me so much of the Echo handle and the Goddess handle that I so adore and I knew I was correct after trying it a few times. All of these ridged g-spot toys just keep the stimulation coming.
How to clean it?
Tantus silicone is a dream to care for. It can be boiled, bleached, put in the dishwasher, washed with soap and water, or toy cleaner. Pay special attention to the crevices in between ridges and ensure no fluid collects there. When using a vibrating bullet in the bullet cavity, I would recommend putting some lubricant in the hole first to make removal easier.
The size of this toy is not intimidating, but the texture may be. The waves on the front and ridged back may be too much for some users. For this reason, I recommend it to intermediate to advanced users, or at least those who know what kind of toys/texture they like. If you love texture and g-spot stimulation, this is absolutely the toy for you.
As an alternative, check out the Tantus O2 Mikey.